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Une femme superbe secoue son corps sur scène … Et la foule devient folle! Maysoon Zayid est une comédienne américaine handicapée. Quand on la rencontre en personne, la première chose qui frappe c'est qu'elle a une posture incroyablement sexy, la main sur le haut de sa cuisse, avec un petit déhanché. Mais quand on la complimente à ce sujet, elle répond qu'elle ne le fait pas exprès. Mais personne ne raconte mieux son histoire que Maysoon elle-même, dans cette vidéo ou elle se met à nu devant son public. Si pour quelque raison, vous êtes trop occupé pour regarder intégralement les 14 minutes de cette vidéo haute en couleurs, vous pouvez simplement regarder à 0:54 pour de plus amples explications sur la maladie qui la touche. Is math discovered or invented? - Jeff Dekofsky Is mathematics invented or discovered? There are varying opinions on the topic. Read this article: How Math Works and get some ideas about the theories that exist on this question. What do physicists think about this topic? As mentioned before, many mathematicians, scientists and philosophers have expressed their opinions on this question. Do numbers exist? What do you think? Want to know more about the Fibonacci sequence mentioned in the lesson?

The unexpected math behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night" - Natalya St. Clair A few lesson plans exist for teaching visual arts and self-similarity (objects that have the same pattern) that could be used after showing this lesson. Shodor has some free lesson plans for students in grades 4 through 8. High school students can learn recursion algorithms to create the Koch curve using Scratch for free. Educational technologist Dylan Ryder has also written about creating fractals. A beautiful app worth checking out is Starry Night Interactive App by media artist Petros Vrellis. Really interested in mathematics? Turbulence, unlike painting, is mostly a time-dependent phenomenon, and after some time, breaks statistical self-similarity that Kolmogorov predicted in the 1960s. In fluid mechanics, since we can't often solve the equation for flow patterns, we develop a system of scaling between the physical properties. There are a few articles that outline patterns of turbulence in Van Gogh’s Starry Night. AcknowledgementsNatalya St.

How to trust intelligently “The aim [in society] is to have more trust. Well frankly, I think that’s a stupid aim,” says Baroness Onora O’Neill in today’s talk, What we don’t understand about trust. She argues that the aim to build more trust is a cliché, and instead what we need is more trustworthiness. Below O’Neill gives a more nuanced picture of how to trust more intelligently, based on her criteria for trustworthiness. By Onora O’Neill Onora O'Neill: What we don't understand about trust Nobody sensible simply wants more trust. Trust is well placed if it’s directed to matters in which the other party is reliable, competent and honest — so, trustworthy. So the key to placing trust well is to distinguish cases. If we want others to trust us, the first step is to be trustworthy: it remains true that you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Trusting intelligently gets harder when tasks are more complex. Trust requires an intelligent judgement of trustworthiness.

Ils L'ont Appelée "La Femme La Plus Laide Du Monde" Mais Ce Qu'elle A Répondu A Bluffé TOUT LE MONDE Cette femme est admirable. C’est une très belle leçon de vie. Lizzie Velasquez est née avec une maladie très rare que seule une autre personne dans le monde a. Cette maladie est si rare qu’il n’y a aucune explication quant à ce que c’est, en dehors du fait que la personne ne pourra jamais prendre de poids. Ce qui m’a vraiment attiré est son histoire, et comment elle a lutté pour ne pas laisser sa maladie définir ce qu’elle est.

How should we talk about mental health? Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy. Across the board it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully and responsibly. Stigma and discrimination are the two biggest obstacles to a productive public dialogue about mental health; indeed, the problem seems to be largely one of communication. End the stigma Easier said than done, of course. Avoid correlations between criminality and mental illness People are too quick to dole out judgments on people who experience mental health problems, grouping them together when isolated incidents of violence or crime occur. But do correlate more between mental illness and suicide Avoid words like “crazy” or “psycho” If you feel comfortable talking about your own experience with mental health, by all means, do so Self-advocacy can be very powerful. Separate the person from the problem Humor helps

10 places where anyone can learn to code Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often extraordinarily adept at interacting with digital technology. But Mitch Resnick, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet, is skeptical of this descriptor. Sure, young people can text and chat and play games, he says, “but that doesn’t really make you fluent.” Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code Fluency, Resnick proposes in this TED Talk, comes not through interacting with new technologies, but through creating them. The point isn’t to create a generation of programmers, Resnick argues. In his talk, Resnick describes Scratch, the programming software that he and a research group at MIT Media Lab developed to allow people to easily create and share their own interactive games and animations. At Codecademy, you can take lessons on writing simple commands in JavaScript, HTML and CSS, Python and Ruby. While we’re at it: bonus!

Where do genes come from? - Carl Zimmer Want to learn more about mutations and how essential they are to evolution? The site has all the science you need to get a great background in this topic! Are mutations random? Genes, mutations and evolution! Did snake venom always exist? The Loom post: The Smell of Evolution better explains how our diversity of smelling genes has changed over time! For more by this author visit these TED Ed lessons: Parasite tales: The jewel wasp’s zombie slave and How did feather’s evolve? Death and the missing piece of medical school I learned about a lot of things in medical school, but mortality wasn’t one of them. I was given a dry, leathery corpse to dissect in my first term — but that was solely a way to learn about human anatomy. Our textbooks had almost nothing on aging or frailty or dying. The one time I remember discussing mortality was during an hour we spent on The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Tolstoy’s classic novella. The first times, some cry. In the story, Ivan Ilyich is forty-five years old, a midlevel Saint Petersburg magistrate whose life revolves mostly around petty concerns of social status. “What tormented Ivan Ilyich most,” Tolstoy writes, “was the deception, the lie, which for some reason they all accepted, that he was not dying but was simply ill, and he only need keep quiet and undergo a treatment and then something very good would result.” “No one pitied him as he wished to be pitied,” writes Tolstoy. When I saw my first deaths, I was too guarded to cry. What worried us was knowledge.